For the first time, Lillie Stanton went before a judge to answer to two murder charges in a Clark County courtroom this afternoon.
A not guilty plea was entered automatically on Stanton's behalf.
According to police, the 48-year-old admitted to killing her daughter 23-year-old Korrey Stanton, and her 23-month-old granddaughter Kaydence Miers in the Winchester home the three shared.
The arrest citation claims, Stanton was worried about Kaydences' father getting custody rights. Stanton told police she originally thought about moving Korrey and Kaydence out of state, but decided that was too expensive. The citation also says that at that point, Stanton thought "killing them was the best thing to do."
Korrey and Kaydence were found dead from apparent stab wounds by police. Police say after Stanton killed her daughter and granddaughter, she cut her own wrists and throat, but survived. She was flown to UK Hospital, where she spent two days, before she was taken into custody and arrested on two counts of murder.
Linda Ross, Kaydence's other grandmother was in the courtroom today, on behalf of her son, Jonathan Miers, who she said couldn't bare attending the hearing today.
"I want to fight for justice. I want to make sure justice is served for both of them," Ross said.
According to her, they held a small funeral for Kaydence last Friday in Oklahoma, where her family is from.
"I want to thank everyone for your prayers and thoughts, for keeping us in your hearts," she said.
Korrey's funeral arrangements were held last week in Winchester.
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